SONOMA COUNTY WINEMAKING AT ITS MOST INSPIRED.


Presenting the 2022 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots



Emeritus

Lot #19 EMERITUS VINEYARDS

Planted two decades ago to the Pommard Clone of Pinot Noir, the prized B Block of Hallberg Ranch features some of the oldest vines at the vineyard. Dry farmed and grown in deep soils, these vines have root structures that go as deep as 20 feet…
MedLock Ames

Lot #20 MEDLOCK AMES

When co-founders Ames Morison and Chris James discovered Bell Mountain Vineyard, they found crumbling terraces and neglected Jefferson clone Merlot vines, believed to have been propagated from vine cuttings taken by Thomas Jefferson at Château…

Lot #21 CIRQ

"Welcome to the Circus" is a nod to Winemaker Michael Browne's history as a young man growing up performing in the circus in Washington, which is the inspiration behind the CIRQ wines and label. This lot was created especially for the 2022 Sonoma…

Lot #22 ERNEST VINEYARDS

A play on the words ‘Chardonnay’ and ‘clay’ aging vessels, “Char-Don-Clay” showcases the essence of West Sonoma Coast's Freestone with this blend of two Chardonnay sites Ernest Vineyards leases and farms organically. Primary fermentation…

Lot #23 ENROUTE WINERY

With "Concrete Dijon," what you see is what you get: Dijon clones from EnRoute's original single vineyard site, Amber Ridge, fermented in a concrete vessel. But that's not the whole story. This barrel auction lot had an extended and very cold…

Lot #24 FERRARI-CARANO VINEYARDS AND WINERY

This barrel lot is a beautiful single vineyard Super Tuscan wine from the high-elevation ranch called LookOut Mountain in southern Alexander Valley. These two sustainably farmed Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese vineyard blocks have never before…

Lot #25 FISHER VINEYARDS

The "High Elevation Heritage" barrel auction lot represents a special selection from the 45th consecutive vintage produced from Whitney's Vineyard. First planted in 1973 to Old Wente clone Chardonnay, the site is located at an elevation of 1,000…

Lot #26 FLOWERS VINEYARDS & WINERY

The “High Elevation Pinot” barrel auction lot features Pinot Noir sourced from the winery’s organically farmed Sea View Ridge estate located just two miles from the Pacific Ocean, at 1,500-1,875 feet in elevation. Located on the far west…

Lot #27 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY

A play on words of one of Francis Ford Coppola's famous films "The Outsiders," you can be "The Insider" - an insider into the Coppola winemaking family, an insider into the inner workings of the winery and an insider into what normally just…
Freeman Vineyard & Winery

Lot #28 FREEMAN VINEYARD & WINERY

This is the first-ever bottling of Freeman Vineyard & Winery Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir. The limited production of this wine has restricted its availability to the Friends of Freeman Wine Club members, so it is not sold via retail. The…

Lot #29 FORT ROSS VINEYARD & WINERY

The Terraces is a special block in the Fort Ross Vineyard planted 100% to Calera Clone Pinot Noir. This block wraps around the mountainside and produces elegant, complex wines every vintage. The “20th Terraces Tribute” 60-bottle lot was…

Lot #30 IRON HORSE VINEYARDS

To celebrate Iron Horse Co-founder Audrey Sterling being named a 2022 Sonoma County Icon, Winemaker Sofian Himeur made Audrey her very own Chardonnay in this barrel auction lot dubbed "Iconic Audrey." This is a "never before, never again" blend,…
Garden Creek

Lot #31 GARDEN CREEK RANCH VINEYARDS WINERY

The Wappo tribe named the Mayacamas Mountains for the powerful everlasting howls of the mountain lions and coyotes roaming the majestic countryside. The howling penetrates the valley today and to hear it is to understand the great respect the…

Lot #32 GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY

The "Rochioli Old River Block" barrel lot features fruit from one of the most famous of Rochioli vineyard blocks. Some of the vines come from cuttings taken from the original "mother" block planted in 1968. Gary Farrell Winery is one of only…

Lot #33 H•L•R CELLARS, CAROL SHELTON WINES

"Not Too Petite" is a barrel auction lot collaboration between H•L•R Cellars and Carol Shelton Wines, who have married two completely different varieties that are not usually blended. Steve Heller of H•L•R Cellars contributed a lovely…

Lot #34 GLORIA FERRER CAVES & VINEYARDS

The 2020 vintage marked the first exploration of barrel-aged sparkling wine for Gloria Ferrer. The Emerald Cuvée was the first wine released when the winery opened in 1986. In honor of their very first wine and inspired by new beginnings, the…
Hartford Family Vineyards

Lot #35 HARTFORD FAMILY WINERY

In Greek mythology, “Cassiopeia” was a queen who often boasted about her unrivaled beauty. She was placed in the northern sky by Poseidon as punishment for her vanity. The resulting constellation has five bright stars in it and is easily…

Lot #36 BACCHUS LANDING

12 MAGNUM (1.5L) COLLECTION Equivalent to two 750ml cases ALDENALLI WINERY 2016 AldenAlli Winery Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, 2 MAGNUMS ALDINA VINEYARDS 2012 Aldina Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Fountaingrove District, 2 MAGNUMS …